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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 11/25/21 edition

Police Beat, 11/25/21 edition

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  • On Nov. 19 at 1:21 a.m., an employee of a residential building in the 4400 block of 31st Street South discovered a man inside a locked laundry room.

The suspect produced a knife, striking the victim’s hand and causing a laceration.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.



  • On Nov. 12 at 4:41 p.m., three men entered a store in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street and requested assistance from an employee. When the staff member went to retrieve merchandise from the back, the three suspects began to grab merchandise in an attempt to steal it.

When the employee returned and attempted to stop them, one of the suspects lifted his shirt to reveal a firearm and verbally threatened the employee.
The suspects are described as young black males.

  • On Nov. 16 at 11:13 a.m., an individual allegedly presented an employee of a store in the 1000 block of South Hayes Street with a note demanding money.

Arriving officers located the suspect – 71-year-old James Brown, of no fixed address – arrested him and charged him with robbery. He was held without bond.

  • On Nov. 18 at 4:40 p.m., an employee in a store in the 1200 block of South Hayes Street observed a man enter the business, conceal merchandise and leave without paying.

The employee confronted the suspect, who continued to walk away. The suspect then turned around, verbally threatened the employee and implied he had a weapon before striking the employee in the head.

The suspect is described as a black male, 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall to 6’2”, with a thin build.


  • On Nov. 18 at 6:36 p.m., a woman was walking in the 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard when a man rode past her on an e-scooter and touched her buttocks.

The suspect is described as a black male with medium build and salt-and-pepper hair.


  • On Nov. 17 at 8:44 p.m., a witness in the 4500 block of 31st Street North observed an individual looking into the window of a residence. The witness confronted the suspect, who fled.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, in his 30s.


  • On Nov. 17 at 10:52 a.m., police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard for a report of a man who entered a store, took two beverages, left the store and consumed them outside.

According to police, the suspect re-entered the store and attempted to take two more beverages. He left but then returned another time, tossed merchandise on the floor and fled on foot.

A few minutes later, police were dispatched to a call from the same block, where they determined that an individual had been acting disorderly and smashing glass panels before fleeing.

Shortly thereafter, police were called to the 200 block of North Glebe Road for a report of a disorderly subject. According to police, the suspect actively resisted before being taken into custody.

The suspect – 38-year-old Kevin Singleton of Arlington – was arrested and charged with felony destruction of property, misdemeanor destruction of property and resisting arrest.


  • On Nov. 11 between midnight and 6:30 a.m., a home in the 4600 block of 24th Street North was entered by two men who smashed a window.

The suspects stole the keys to the resident’s vehicle and fled the scene. No other items were reported stolen except the vehicle, a gray Infinity JX35.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the suspects attempted to enter the vehicles and residences of two additional victims.

The suspects are described as males with skinny builds, one with a light complexion.

  • On Nov. 15 at 1:58 a.m., an individual returned to his home in the 5100 block of 15th Street North when he observed a man standing on his enclosed back porch, looking inside through the back door.

The suspect was located by responding officers and was taken into custody.

The suspect – 32-year-old Brandan Devanney of Bristow – was arrested and charged with burglary and possession of burglarious tools, and was served with outstanding warrants out of Culpepper County. He was held without bond.

  • On Nov. 16 at 1:30 a.m., two male suspects entered a business in the 2700 block of South Glebe Road by breaking a window, but failed in their attempt to access the cash register.

During an investigation later in the morning, officers located a business in the 1000 block of West Glebe Road has no sign of forced entry, but was not believed to be entered. Officers also were called to a report of a burglary in the 4200 block of Columbia Pike at around the same time as the other incidents, in which suspected forced entry by breaking a window and stole a set of keys belonging to a vehicle on the lot.

The suspects are described as a black male, 5’8”, 150 pounds, and a black male, 6 feet tall to 6’2”, 160 pounds. Their vehicle is described as a gray sedan.


  • Arlington police are continuing their investigating a crash that sent a toddler to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to police, on Nov. 17 at 4:09 p.m., the child – riding a scooter – was struck by a vehicle exiting an alleyway adjacent to the 1500 block of North Longfellow Street. The driver of the striking vehicle remained on the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and admitted in critical but stable condition. Investigation is continuing.


  • Following renewed investigation, two men have been arrested in connection with a 23-year-old homicide in the Colonial Village neighborhood.

According to police, the investigation was renewed in 2013, and indictments against 59-year-old James Johnson and 53-year-old Bobby Joe Leonard were returned by a grand jury.

The two are implicated in the homicide of 52-year-old Andrea Cincotta, who on Aug. 21, 1998, was found dead inside the apartment she shared with Johnson in the 1700 block of North Rhodes Street.

At the time of his indictment and arrest, Johnson was a resident of Alexandria. Leonard is incarcerated at Wallens Ridge State Prison on an unrelated incident.

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